If you love to shop, Orlando is the place for you. Malls, markets and boutiques can be found around every corner, and there’s no shortage of unique souvenirs to pick up during your travels. With this blog post we’ll guide you through the different options for a spot of retail therapy, and show you everything Orlando’s shopping scene has to offer.
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Orlando shopping malls
Take a quick glance at a map of the Orlando area and you’ll see there are shopping malls galore. Many of these are just on the outskirts of the city center, but you’ll also find great malls close to popular resorts like Reunion, Encore and Windsor Hills, which is great news if you are staying at one of these incredible destinations.
There are two Premium Outlets malls in Orlando: one on Vineland Avenue and the other on International Drive. Together, the two malls offer hundreds of designer and name-brand outlet stores, including Diesel, Kate Spade, DKNY, J Crew and many more. As the prices are all lower than at regular stores, you can save up to 65% on top designer brands.
If you head to their website, you can sign up to become a VIP, which gives you exclusive access to further discounts and deals. This is the perfect spot to head for the savvy shopper who loves good quality clothes at bargain prices.
The Mall at Millenia
Located near the northern end of International Drive, The Mall at Millenia is home to more than 150 fashion stores and eateries, making it one of the best options for a shopping excursion in Orlando. With brands including Louis Vuitton, Gucci, Chanel, Cartier, Prada, Versace, and YSL, it’s an uber-contemporary shoppers’ paradise. If you’re unsure of where to begin, help is at hand; most stores offer an exclusive personal shopping service to help customers find the best fit for their shape and taste.
This is a true up-scale environment where your shopper’s heart can run wild. Picture yourself browsing the stores with plenty of beautiful designer shopping bags hanging from your wrists. And when you’re done, you can head to one of the many delightful restaurants and cafes to refuel.
This snazzy, upscale shopping mall is the largest indoor mall in Central Florida with nearly 2 million sq feet of retail space and more than 270 stores and restaurants. Among the many shopping options are the mall’s main stores, Macy’s, Dillards, JC Penney, Apple, Zara and Sears. With two children’s play areas and additional concierge services, the mall offers everything you need for a fun day of shopping.
And believe us when we say that thanks to the sheet size of the famous Florida Mall, you really could spend a whole day here!
Lake Buena Vista Factory Stores
Close to Disney, this open-air outlet mall offers a selection of over 40 different stores from Calvin Klein and Fossil to Tommy Hilfiger. There’s an extensive food court and there’s free parking right outside the stores. This is the perfect malls for those who want to browse the stores of a typical mall, but don’t want to miss out on any of the incredible sunshine this beautiful state has to offer.
Pointe Orlando Shopping Mall
Open 365 days a year, Pointe Orlando offers a variety of shops from Hollister to Armani, as well as an array of dining options. Located on International Drive, the mall is a handy choice before or after visiting Orlando’s top attractions, with plenty of stores to visit to keep the whole family busy. Whether heading for breakfast first and then hitting the shops, or picking up your bargains before finding the perfect coffee shop to refuel in, your day will go exactly how you want it to to with a trip to Pointe Orlando shopping mall.
Winter Park Village
Located in north Orlando in the Winter Park community, this shopping and entertainment complex is a good option for upscale shopping and fine dining. Visit to explore big-name beauty retailers like Ulta, plus well-known supermarkets and even a 20-screen movie theater. There’s everything you could need for a great day out, as well as plenty of things to keep the little ones and child at heart adults entertained while you enjoy some ‘you time’.
Orlando Fashion Square
Orlando Fashion Square can be found in Northeast Orlando, a stone’s throw from Orlando Executive Airport. Whether you’re searching for a pair of new trainers, some new jewelry or a spot of lunch, there’s always a wide choice available. Seasonal events are held at the mall and there’s also a movie theater, so take your time and enjoy the experience – you won’t get bored here..
It might seem a little odd but some of Orlando’s theme parks have their own shopping and entertainment areas where you can both grab a bite to eat and get hold of the latest designer gear. Not only that, but there often a huge array of activities and things to see nearby, so send your family off to keep busy and enjoy some retail therapy for yourself – you deserve it.
The shopping scene at Disney Springs offers something for everyone. Choose from souvenir stores, clothing brands and top beauty chains as you wander around the 4 main shopping areas. The Town Center provides a mix of renowned top brands including Superdry, Anthropologie, Zara, Ugg and Sephora, while The Marketplace has more family-friendly favourites including the Bibbidi Bobbidi boutique. For more quirky souvenirs, head over to The Landing, or make a visit to The West Side for a trip down memory lane.
Boardwalk at Disney
The quarter-mile promenade at Disney’s Boardwalk is home to endless shops, bars and restaurants. Hop over to Disney’s Character Carnival store for all your Disney merchandise or find groceries, home decor and character souvenirs at the old-fashioned Screen Door General Store. Thimbles and Threads sells clothes and accessories for all the family while Wyland Galleries is the best place to collect photographic souvenirs.
Unique boutiques take center stage at Universal CityWalk. Check out the colorful children’s books at Plethora Pages, or try on the fancy hats at Think A-Head. Whether on the hunt for sweet treats, character merchandise or the next unusual fashion item, the variety is endless at Universal’s CityWalk shops. Choose from over 88 shops for a wonderful shopping experience. Ollivanders, HoneyDukes, Dinostore and the Comic Book Shop are all worth a look.
Boutiques in Orlando
These boutiques in and around Orlando are the perfect antidote to chain stores. Boutique shopping in Orlando offers an incredible chance to find unusual and one-of-a-kind pieces that the big brands shy away from. So if the typical high street fashion isn’t for you, and you want to find a better way to express yourself with unique clothing, have a look at the next few stores.
Located in Thornton Park in Downtown Orlando, Lauren Nicole is a great place for women’s fashion. This fantastic boutique offers up to date and modern pieces in the latest styles and fashions, made with good quality materials and plenty of thought put into each design. Drop in to buy edgy pieces and dressy outfits for all occasions.
There are two branches of this trendy fashion boutique in Orlando – one at Thorntons Park and one at Dellagio. Both offer everything from formal attire to one-of-a-kind handbags and shoes. There’s a reason this place often gets featured in fashion mags; don’t miss it on your next Orlando shopping trip.
This high-end shop stocks scarves, jewelry and women’s clothing. Shop alone or get tips from the friendly staff for a unique boutique experience in Orlando. There’s another branch in St Petersburg, if you’re heading that way too, as well as a clearance on their online store – so if you’re a super-savvy bargain-hunting shopper, keep Bijou’s Boutique on your radar as you are shopping in Orlando!
Located in the Milk District of Orlando, Etoile Boutique specializes in vintage items and local brands, with plenty of options for men and women. Little wonder the shop was awarded ‘Orlando’s Best Boutique’ by Orlando Weekly, so this little gem really is one you shouldn’t miss if you love a bit of boutique shopping. They’ve even recently expanded to produce an offering of incredible bohemian furniture, so you can fill your home with unique and unusual pieces that are sure to get conversations flowing at your next dinner party.
Farmers’ market Orlando, at Lake Eola Park
If it’s food you’re after, head to Lake Eola Park in Downtown Orlando between 10am–4 pm on Sundays for the Farmers’ Market. Fresh produce, baked goods, gifts and crafts will be on sale throughout the various stalls.
Farmers’ market Orlando, at Celebration
Take a trip to Celebration in Kissimmee for their Sunday farmers’ markets. Between 9am–2pm, you can browse the wide variety of handicrafts and fresh produce on offer.
Flea market Orlando – Maingate Flea Market, Kissimmee
Open daily, this indoor market is home to more than 400 booths, selling everything from clothes and electronics to Disney merchandise. If you’re looking for bargains, don’t miss out on the chance to wander around this outlet. For even more deals, check in at the flea market office to receive a book of money-off vouchers.
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